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Somers Convicted Killer Terry Losicco Released From Prison Again

Terry Losicco, of Stony Point, has been released from prison on parole for a second time after serving 36 years in prison for the beating death of a Somers woman.
Terry Losicco, of Stony Point, has been released from prison on parole for a second time after serving 36 years in prison for the beating death of a Somers woman. Photo Credit: New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

A Stony Point man who spent years in prison for beating to death an elderly Somers woman in 1980, has been released from prison on parole for the second time, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Terry Losicco, 53, who served 36 years in prison for the bludgeoning death of 67-year-old Eleanor Prouty, was first released in March after eight appearances before the parole board. His freedom was short-lived when he was re-arrested on May 20 and sent back to prison.

He was released on parole again on Oct. 25, said Rachel Heath with DOCCS.

Losicco was 16 when he and David Hollis, escaped from Lincoln Hall, a minimum security juvenile treatment center in Somers, and were accomplices in the break-in of Prouty's home.

The two teens, broke into the home, located nearby the treatment center, and beat Norman Prouty unconscious before taking Eleanor Prouty, a retired Reader's Digest editor, downstairs and beating her to death.

Losicco told police he was high on PCP when he committed the crime.

He was convicted of three second-degree murder counts, two counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree burglary, one count of second-degree assault and one count of three-degree grand larceny. He was sentenced to 25 years to life.

He was denied parole seven times over the past decade before getting approval the first time on Jan. 19. The denials were given in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was originally not eligible for another hearing until 2017 but made a successful appeal of his 2015 denial.

Under his current parole, Losicco has to follow a long list of strict conditions, including curfews, attend regular visits with his parole officer, and is prohibited from socializing with anyone convicted of a crime or ever given youthful offender status, said Heath.

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